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Foreign Affairs Study, June 1951 (ICPSR 7219)

Principal Investigator(s): Survey Research Center


This study focused primarily on American foreign policy and President Harry Truman's dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur. The respondents were asked both closed- and open-ended questions on foreign affairs issues, including the Korean War and the United States' relations with Russia, Western Europe, and China. Several variables probed the respondents' perceptions of how other groups felt about the same ideas. Past and projected voting behavior was also explored. Demographic data include sex, age, race, level of education, occupation, and family income.

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Study Description


Survey Research Center. FOREIGN AFFAIRS STUDY, JUNE 1951. Conducted by University of Michigan, Survey Research Center. Revised ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1968. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07219.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07219.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Acheson, Dean, church membership, elections, federal government, foreign affairs, foreign policy, international relations, international conflict, Korean War, MacArthur, Douglas, military operations, party affiliation, perceptions, political attitudes, public opinion, socioeconomic status, Truman Administration (1945-1953), Truman, Harry S., voter attitudes, voter history, voters, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1951-06

Date of Collection:   

  • 1951-06

Universe:    Adult population of the United States, living in private dwelling units.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:    Representative cross-section sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-20

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